Man murdered in Cape home

2011-02-26 13:00

Johannesburg - A 42-year-old man was found murdered in his home in Kraaifontein on Saturday morning, Western Cape police said.

Police were called by neighbours to a Joostenbergvlakte small holding in Kraaifontein, where the body was found around 05:30, said Captain Gerhard Niemand.

The man's body was found on a couch in his lounge with his hands tied with an electric cord and a stab wound to his chest.

Niemand said the man's young children where asleep inside the house when what appeared to have been a robbery happened.

The children were not harmed.

The murdered man's Toyota Tazz, which was stolen during the robbery, was found abandoned near Fisantekraal.

A case of murder and robbery was being investigated.

Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Dirkie van Reenen at Kraaifontein SAPS on 021 980 5500 or Crime Stop on 08600 1011.

  • Law Abiding - 2011-02-26 13:12

    Condolances to the murdered man's family. Was he possibly a boer?

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-26 13:45

      @ Law Abiding - no I don't think so, boers are mos normally shot execution style in front of the women and children (unless you go outside your house to investigate strange noises and sounds, then they usually just fire random shots and hope for the best). This man was stabbed, probably by an ex-jailbird out on parole or out because of the previous 16 year jail sentence issues for murder, having come to an end.

      Julz - 2011-02-28 00:02

      Lots of small holdings in that area, so quite possibly a small scale farmer!

      jdg1868 - 2011-02-28 07:50

      need security system

  • Deon - 2011-02-26 13:48

    Thanks to Julius another one bites the dust. It is a struggle song. He struggled to free himself.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-02-26 16:19

      Ag! Shame, poor Julius

      Jamiside - 2011-02-26 17:58

      Bono might be considered to have blood on his hands now!! Condolences to the family.

      Ian - 2011-02-27 15:55

      Come on now, whats next to be blamed on Julius?

  • epherb - 2011-02-26 13:54

    Its besides the point if he was a boer or not! its one more murder to should rather look at the footprint of these murders, its criminals pouncing on innocent law abiding citizens. Fica will probably be unlikely to prove the perpetrator's home address! Condolence

  • Nelster - 2011-02-26 13:57

    I live in Joostenbergvlakte on a smallholding and can't help but wonder every day if it is my turn tonight? How is a person supposed to live like this?

      Shisstirrer QBE - 2011-02-26 18:55

      Set up a coms network with your neighbours , get to know them , help each other in times of need . Im in Goedemoed and we're setting up a residents forum to deal with such matters - 2011-02-26 20:46

      I feel for all who live on farms and must be TERRIBLE to live in such fear?! I am in a suburb and dont feel entirely safe, how much more so on a farm or smallholding? Take utmost care - its all one can do in this crimeridden country.

      krissie - 2011-02-26 20:59

      Boet I feel with you. I'm stuck in the MIddle East and my family stays half a block down the road from the chap. Knew him well. How I'm feeling at the moment? Well I pray and pray that I don't get that call.

      Bratt - 2011-02-27 08:31

      Be comforted though, that our politicians sleep safely in their private security guarded homes. That you pay for.

      allie - 2011-02-27 11:07

      Carry a weapon with you all the time.And take no prisoners.

      Brendon - 2011-02-27 12:13

      Arm yourself.

  • kjac - 2011-02-26 14:01

    That area of Joostenberg is a criminals dream. Lots of smallholdings, no street lights, high walls and fences...

      Totman - 2011-02-26 14:36

      It was not before Bloekombos [Close to Joostenberg vlakte on the opposite of the N1] was established to accommodate people that was brought to West Cape from East Cape. It was not that there were enough jobs or land to industrialized area, but maybe for other reasons? I saw the blue print, for 10 year or more, and neither were there any plans to create areas for industry that can provide jobs. This is a legacy of previous rulers for what ever "reason" they saw fit. I know, but it should not be to difficult to figure it out for yourself.

      Shisstirrer QBE - 2011-02-26 18:52

      Beware of the Joostenberg off ramp from the N1 , its a hot spot for perps from Bloekembos .

  • Ederik - 2011-02-26 14:41

    Another tick against Juli-ass name

      Ian - 2011-02-27 15:56

      you are pathetic

      SAinOK - 2011-02-27 20:15

      @Ian: Catch a wake up.

      Ian - 2011-02-28 08:35

      I did

  • Mark - 2011-02-26 15:10

    not only in kraaifontein , try closer to cape town its becoming a total haven for crime . join the many smart people that have left for pastures greener at least the crime and murder is not half asbad in the 1st world. and we away from zuma his thieves murderers and convicts.

      loutheyank - 2011-02-27 02:35

      Yebo Mark! We're living in the USA - and after nearly two years I am still in awe of the fact that my kids play outside until fairly late like it used to be in the good ole days in SA... not to mention looking out my windows without burglar guards, sitting with doors wide open in summer and internet purchases left on our front door steps (and NEVER stolen).......

      Ian - 2011-02-27 13:33

      Where in USA are you staying boet?

      John Wilderness - 2011-02-28 04:40

      "Good ole days in SA" That was the days when safety and security was only provided to white people hey and white people kept a government in power that created the masses of underskilled and undereducated people that now significantly contributes to todays crime and corruption problems. Ja those "good ole days".

      Kim - 2011-02-28 07:42

      @John Wilderness - "Good ole days in SA". Those were the days when we didn't need to provide security because we didn't have criminals roaming our streets 24/7.

      simon - 2011-02-28 09:08

      @john wilderness The past govt created the mass of unemployed and underskilled ??? Now tell me -- is that why there are now more unemployed ?? Is that why the present govt shut down the artisan system ?? Frankly, you sound like a product of the present govt's failed education system !!

  • Anne - 2011-02-26 18:06

    Nothing is said about a wife. Wonder where she was. Or maybe they're divorced and he had the kids for the weekend.

  • psydomx - 2011-02-26 18:57

    this is not a robbery.....its an execution!

  • LE - 2011-02-26 19:47

    Yet another fatherless family. My sincere condolences to his family - words are not going to bring him back but just know that many people in South Africa are thinking of and praying for your family. To the person who posted a comment earlier saying they wonder if it will be their turn tonight on their smallholding - how can you live like that? What about creating a kind of compound and getting friends or family to live together, there's safety in numbers (or at least a bit more safety). I sometimes rant and rave on this site about the crime levels and stats and can't any more. I just feel extremely sad for the circumstances that many of us find ourselves in - nobody is unaffected by crime anymore. I just feel so sorry for the people who would like to leave but can't for whatever reason - elderly family here, no work opportunities abroad etc. I have a three year plan in place and will be leaving at the end of 2014 for the UK with my family, God willing. My wonderful domestic worker will get a very handsome retrenchment package that she can invest in something to give her a bit of cash each month but she will lose her job as will our weekly gardener. They will join the millions willing to work in SA but unable to find a job that they are skilled to do. Wish I could take them with me. Just another sad day in this country, another life lost, another killer on the run.

  • Ken - 2011-02-26 20:51

    To protect yourself,get a weapon,legally or illegally,haha,you are forgetting the fact that if you shoot and killed an intruder you will arrested for first degree murder(especially if you have a white skin)arested you will be quicker than if it were the other way round where the intruder murdered the either way you will surely die.To the one who wrote about having a plan to leaving 3 years,I am sure you are not aware of the fact just what state the UK is in right now(econmically almost the worst in the Western world)I doubt you will be able to migrate there,never the less good luck to you and all fellow S.Africans.I am one of those chickens who ran away from S.A.5 years and am so glad we did(couldnt be happier)ALMOST ZERO CRIME - 2011-02-26 22:09

      Well Ken, good for you that you are no longer in SA. My family and I travel on Irish passports but we are still here, trying to make it work. If push comes to shove we CAN leave. Regarding your comment on not being able to shoot, WRONG!!! Arrested for "first degree murder" .. erm ... WRONG AGAIN. Know Guns, Know Freedom. No Guns, No Freedom.

      phillip.havenga - 2011-02-27 08:23

      If it's an illegal gun and you're clever about wearing a glove before you shoot it they have no way of proving it was you that pulled the trigger. No Proof no case.

  • krissie - 2011-02-26 20:57

    My friend, I was saddened to hear of this senseless murder. The Vlakte will be ever so empty without you. We will miss the nise of your chainsaw in the back. The Port Jackson stand as solemn testimony of your life, ended too soon, inits pride. Our hearts go out to your family and brother. May the perps ROT IN HELL!!

  • Belinda - 2011-02-26 21:47

    we went past there this afternoon at about 1 to take the kids to Bugs World and my eldest daughter is 6 years old she wanted to know if the police were there and the "nice ribbon" on the street does that mean some skollie killed someone again. This was my opportunity to tell her whats happening in our wonderfull country, but she knows and she is not suppose to know stuff like this. We can not even make the wonderfull sites of small holdings and horses and the stuff that she enjoy memorable without the police and the "nice ribbon". Those poor people that has been left behind. We will be thinking of you everytime we go to Bugs World and my daughter will always remember that "nice ribbon" SAD VERY SAD

  • nem - 2011-02-26 22:08

    Independence for the Western Cape !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      archilito - 2011-02-27 13:06

      2nd that

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-27 14:12

      Erm, hello? As in like yesterday already please!

  • Hannah - 2011-02-26 22:32

    This reeks of a wage dispute issue that was sorted out in a kangaroo court!!!

      LSch - 2011-02-27 13:21

      Hannah, unless you knew the person, what gives you the right to post such a comment.

  • BigWig - 2011-02-26 22:51

    And Zuma's launching a state mine. What does he care ?

      Bratt - 2011-02-27 08:34

      I dont think he knew, or even that his launching a mine motivated this killing in any way. Having said that, yes it looks like we are on our own in terms of home security in this country. Sometimes I wonder why we even pay tax. Maybe we shouldn't, just so some people start taking our plight seriously.

      allie - 2011-02-27 11:41

      I have been living on a smallholding all my life.All you need is a good CB radio,always on standby and regularly tested,in conjunction with your neighbours.A big dog outside and a small one inside the house Also a good automatic shotgun.Don`t rely on cellphones.A call on a CB activates all other cb users at once.Have communal braai/meetings and discuss plan of action when emergency occurs.Logically number the farms and give detailed plan of area to local police.Invite a highranking cop to your braais to establish inside contact.

  • Jacques - 2011-02-27 08:16

    Whiles JZ,JM and the ANC is stealing from us their instructions to Kill the Boer has been carried out. We in Joostenbergvlaket will not let this go, we will not let you invade our space and murder us. Not only have you effected the lives of this famil,y but you have these our the people in Joostenbergvlakte. Be aware we will not lie down and take this and why should us.

      VM1 - 2011-02-27 09:40

      was this chap a farmer - what did he farm - he owned a toyota tazz- nice workhorse for a "farmer" Just creating sensation and hype and stirring up die volk again !!!

      Nelster - 2011-02-27 10:05

      @VM1: No he was not a farmer, he just lived on a smallholding, he was a decent human being and father. There is no sensation or hype about this, it is just plain fact: he was murdered i.e his life was brutally taken away from him @paulmandlankosi: have some respect you f....g asshole!!!!!!! Does it really make a difference if someone is rich or poor? Does the money in the bank decide whether his life was important or not???? You people make me sick.

      krissie - 2011-02-28 06:35

      Jaques, thanks for your presence. My family hack it out in Joostenbergvlakte, and I am shocked by this untimely death. We knew him well, and between him and his brother and a few friends they bailed me out of a tough one a few years ago. This has never been forgotten. And to all you folks raving about him not being a farmer - so what! A murder is a murder is a murder. We cannot possibly farm at the moment - not enough fences to keep out the affirmative shoppers! My dog was kicked into an inch of his life some time ago by drug high bastards who left my mother-in-law for dead (she was 80 at the time!) Does the fact that we do not farm at the present make it better for her to be assaulted that way? A lot of people on the Vlakte do not farm. We attach a very high price to our need to be in the "country" and have a little private space, if you wish. We are not rich, it is an inheritance. So therefor it is okay to murder and assault and rob? I don't thnk so!

  • hasie - 2011-02-27 10:22

    Condolences to the family. Ofcourse its boers did you ever here about ather races being killed for a fone car ect.(thats tipacal behavior of animals)And nothing will hapen to them if they ever get caught. Arm yourself if we alltogether just shoot the intruders and do the same leave them to rot or feed them to the pigs Hey Malema you n o b head your sins will all come back to you one day and i wish it will bite you in the face. You should be ashamed of yourself IDIOT.

      Balmy - 2011-02-27 20:37

      Yes I have heard of many people of other races being killed for a phone or a car. What world are you living in where you think it only happens to whites? It shouldn't matter what race the person is that was murdered one should just comdemn it for the despicable act that it is.

  • isabeljones101 - 2011-02-27 11:26

    I'll bet my life's savings that the thugs who murdered this decent man came from Bloekombos. There's something about the Eastern Cape that seems to produce the most violent criminals. And when these neanderthals are re-settled in the Western Cape, with no jobs or future prospects, then they will naturally do what they do best - murdurous crime. Look at the track record of Eastern Cape - worst healthcare, poverty, corruption, etc. Life is worth zero to these people (Xhosa?!). So another family loses a father - do you honestly think the gov't gives a rat's arse? I reckon all the riff-raff from the Eastern Cape should be removed from the Western Cape and shipped back to their territory, then fence the entire area off, and let them turn on each other! Bloody scum!!!

  • Jack - 2011-02-27 12:27

    Yet another case of an innocent person murdered, the TAZZ was stolen but burned out. That tells me it was murder for the sake of murder. How many more innocent people are going to die under the ANC and their criminal buddies before they are satisfied?

  • Mark - 2011-02-27 12:41

    In some South American countries if intruders comes into your home, the mere fact that they are in your home the law stipulates that you can defend yourself with extreme force which means you can shoot to kill the bloody bastards. You don't need to wait for the scum to draw a gun on you or pull out a knife. You as the owner of your house can go for the kill. It's high time for South Africa to wake up and apply that law otherwise more innocent people will be murdered by these low-life scumbags.

      Mark - 2011-02-27 13:03

      I meant if "intruders come into your home". I didn't pay much attention to my English grammar since I've got carried away by the bastards.

  • LSch - 2011-02-27 13:11

    He was a friend of mine and not a farmer, a realy careing Dad to his son and daughter and a great friend to many with a wonderful sense of humour, this was a robbery that went wrong. Our sincere condolances to the family, rest in peace my friend. Luc

  • T de J - 2011-02-27 13:14

    Good idea LE take your gardener and domestic and their whole family and (tribe) with you to England they need more emigrants there . If Everybody did that then SA would have less crime. Condolences to the family and may GOD protect and guide these children through this anamilistic deed that has destroyed their family. This blood is on the hands of the goverment.

      motsokwane - 2011-02-27 14:02

      And you think what you are saying is sensible? You are fueling hatred at all cost.Blood is in your own hands.

      AJ - 2011-02-28 06:44

      @Mark - I'd hardly call failing to wipe out a section of the population based on race, being a golden opportunity missed.

  • Jorg - 2011-02-27 13:28

    this man,was a friend of a friend,and no he was not stabbed once, he had multiple stab wounds,be warned ,God knows who you are and i have prayed as others have, run devils for the angels are coming after you....

      Delysia - 2011-03-01 15:57


  • Slapper - 2011-02-27 13:55

    Its an absolute disgrace. The Leaders of the Police are too interested in R500 million tenders and their leaders simply ignore, or pretend its not happening. What would happen if the body was one of their's? or Julius?

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-27 14:14

      Just vote DA and thereafter we take to the streets and demand they declare the Western Cape independent!

      BilboBaggins - 2011-02-27 14:23

      My point exactly. What good does denial do? The ANC does not have the guts to take constructive criticism - people criticise with the hope of improving things for everybody in the country. Murder rates remain one of the highest in the world, the rape rate is beyond belief - and unfortunately the criminals are mostly black and they commit AS MANY crimes against black people. The underlying problem is that thousands of people are being bussed in from the Eastern Cape to bolster voting numbers. The ANC clearly approves of the fact that their only income will be from theft as only the fatcats have jobs....and what do they care as they drive by in their luxury cars?

  • BilboBaggins - 2011-02-27 14:26

    @Paulmandlankosi. What are you basing your 'facts' on? There is hardly such a thing as a 'rich' farmer. What does wealth have to do with it or are you just making excuses for criminals? I sincerely hope it happens to your family - and we will see how flippant you are then, bigmouth.

  • Stephen - 2011-02-27 15:33

    Malema you next you rasist pig.....!

  • shadowfax - 2011-02-27 16:03

    Our condolences to the family. We too live near the victim's home and although we didn't know him, we just can't believe that this has happened here. 3142 is the number of white people killed in farm attacks in the Limpopo as of February 2011 - we have to stop the same from happening here. Shisstirrer QBE and Allie, you are right about the CB radios and neighbourhood networks. We need to stand together and know the drill- these properties are small and we're all very close to each other - we can fight back and stem the crime. Lets get together and work on a plan of action JBV neighbours.

  • Joe - 2011-02-27 16:37

    it won't get better until the PUBLIC says FUCK THE POLICE (like they did during apartheid) and start SHOOTING TO KILL the criminal mudafukkers on sight.

  • Raymond - 2011-02-27 17:34

    Murder,robbery,rape and fraud is a way of life in this crime infested God forsaken country.Expect anything to happen.Nothing surpises me anymore.My heart goes out to this mans family who have now been deprived of father,son or brother.It is probably someone out on bail looking for money for tik.

  • golflovinggran - 2011-02-27 18:05

    Just shoot the bastards with your legal/illegal firearm and the take the body to the nearest field, pour petrol over and set it alight.

      Mark - 2011-02-27 18:32

      ...and afterwards you dump their bodies in a medium container filled up with a special acid to break down and dissolve their bodies which was been used by the Argentinian army during the 60s ad 70s when the Argentinian amy was fighting against the communists and terrorists. More than 50000 terrorists killed by the amy and many of them by the thousands "disappeared meaning their bodies could not be found" and eventually no more bombs going off and killing innocent people.

  • shadowfax - 2011-02-27 18:35

    Lets not give the other side too many ideas.

  • nem - 2011-02-27 19:04

    PE to Orange river build the wall,,,CAPE INDEPENDENCE,,,we want our own homeland where there is "freedom",,,freedom from crime,freedom from genocide,freedom corruption,freedom for our children,freedom for all,,,you can vote all you like it wont work,there is too many of them,we need to take a stand and get all binnelanders to make a great trek back to the Western Cape,and take a stand for independence.

      Mark - 2011-02-27 19:50

      ok that's fine but that's after a Referendum is organised by the Western Cape Govt to split from South Africa the same way it was carried out in Sudan. I'm sure most people in the Western Cape don't want to have anything to do with the corrupt ANC Govt and their criminal and mafia-type cronies.

      Mark - 2011-02-27 19:58

      Sorry Nem I meant to say that your idea is quite good and it can be done before a Referendum is carried out otherwise it won't work. My math was playing tricks on me!

      Jack - 2011-03-08 15:17

      nem im ian from warwickshire england reading all these comments went to cape town last year for the football b.c.f.c. had a disscusion with a few white africans my thoughts where the worst thing you done was trek north i think you would have been better of staying in the cape and gaining idependece when the time came cheers ian what do you think

  • louise.minchinton.smith - 2011-02-27 20:51

    God Bless Philip. . I pray your children will get though this difficult time and Trama of seeing you. I shall miss your cheerful smile. You were a good friend and good father, you didn't have much but what you had you gave to your children, that is the making of a father. You brave man, you never shouted out so not to wake the children, you are a hero as you saved their lives by losing yours. miss you xxxxx

  • adre.langman - 2011-02-27 23:16

    I stay in Joostenbergvlakte, about 3 blocks away. The story was first that the wife and car is missing. The SAP helicopter was searching for something. Does anyone know anything else as I do not find any other articles except this one. The small holding where deceased was murdered is basically one of the first ones when entering Joostenbergvlakte from the N1 side. Forensics was busy processing the yard next to the plot and assume that was where they entered the premises. It is scary like Nelster said. I do not allow my daughter to play outside alone since I heard about this.

  • tiger - 2011-02-28 07:52

    Joostenberg vlakte is not in Kraaifontein. Please get your facts straight.

      krissie - 2011-03-01 09:07

      Dearest Tiger, that is the only way people who do not live there actually have any idea where it happened, and Kraaifontein also take our tax money, don't forget

  • Neo - 2011-02-28 08:44

    Good people, please for God's sake stop blaming and referring everything to racism and hate speeches. Let us wake-up and smell the roses with joy, we all are citizens of this beautiful country of ours. Have you read the story about the reconciliation of the Reitz Four this week-end, they have made peace that what they did was never right. Now they have been forgiven and life goes on.We need to pray for ourselves and this country so that we can live in harmony with one another. GOD BLESS US ALL (Proudly South African)

      Nelster - 2011-02-28 09:53

      @Neo: Strange how you mention racism being wrong and the only example you give in the next line is how the whites had to ask for forgivness. People are being murdered in their homes and you want us to smell roses! I agree that we need to pray for all of us in this country, but be realistic... It is about time the black people in this country get a wake-up call. I am sick and tired of having to tip-toe around what I say in case I offend a black person. The truth is that YOUR people are coming into our homes and simply killing us and there are NO consequences. I am NOT proudly South African, I have come to hate this place. And to make it worse, I have nowhere else to go! So please crawl back into your little dream-world where you believe everything is going to magically come right in your little harmonious heaven. The reason you label this hate speech is because, yes, there is a lot of genuine hate. What do you expect when our people are being murdered in their sleep. You are all so proud of "your struggle". Well guess what, all has been reversed and now this is the white man's struggle. Get used to it!!!!!!!!!

  • adre.langman - 2011-02-28 12:23

    @tiger Who are you referring to by getting your facts straight. It is the reporters that wrote Kraaifontein, Joostenbergvlakte falls under Kraaifontein Municipality. This man was murdered in his home on his smallholding in Joostenbergvlakte, next to Kraaifontein.

  • Poppie - 2011-03-12 21:01

    Another tragic where people (more than one)do not have any respect for a life He and his brother lived on a family smallholdings It was a robbery Fhillip was a very caring and always friendly person who will never see his two beautifull children grow up His children missing their fathers love and care He touched so many people s lives With the funeral the Church was too small for every one who wants to pay tribute to him He definitly did not deserve to die like this Nor do any other person We want to feel and live safe in our homes

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